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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Mar 17, 2011 4:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Japan's Unfolding Nuclear Reactor Accident:: fuel cooling pool at Dai-ichi 4 not dry?

I hope & pray that this is good news:

from the NEI link above:
UPDATE AS OF 9:00 P.M. EDT, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16:

***...Spokesmen for TEPCO and Japan’s regulatory agency, Nuclear and Industry Safety Agency, on March 17 Japan time refuted reports that there was a complete loss of cooling water in the used fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi reactor 4. ...***
Recent radiation levels measured at the boundary of the Fukushima Daiichi plant have been dropping steadily over the past 12 hours, Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said on Wednesday night (U.S. time).

At 4 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, a radiation level of 75 millirem per hour was recorded at the plant's main gate. At 4 p.m. EDT, the reading at one plant site gate was 34 millirem per hour. By comparison, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s annual radiation dose limit for the public is 100 millirem. Radiation readings are being taken every 30 minutes."

This is almost 3 orders of magnitude lower that earlier reports & this is very good!